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Fan Fiction in the Renaissance Classroom: Using Transformative Works to Help Students Take Ownership of Past Texts

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Fan Fiction in the Renaissance Classroom: Using Transformative Works to Help Students Take Ownership of Past Texts

  1. 1. DEPAUL UNIVERSITY fan fiction in the renaissance classroom: using transformative works to help students take ownership of past texts LAUREN ROUSE @rouselaurenc
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS MAIN TOPICS Introduction Transformative Works in History Fan fiction as a Creative Writing Tool Rebecca Black Katherine Anderson Howell Adaption Assignment Conclusion @rouselaurenc
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION users can explore their creative style, develop their reading and writing skills, as well as, build a community of like-minded people where users can interact and discover skills and traits, and change their perceptions of the world around them @rouselaurenc
  4. 4. "only one year of a 20-year war; […] it stills begs for continuation. The next entry in the series, Homer’s Odyssey, is a work that many claim surpasses its antecedent. Centuries later, Virgil composes his Aeneid: and both in the early modern period and today these three works are inevitably though of together... (Basu 2-3). THE ILLIAD [fan fiction] is not only just a legitimate as commercially published work but also more likely to inspire youths to produce and actively engage in the processes of sharing and circulating literature (Garcia 353). SHAKESPEARE TRANSFORM -ATIVE WORKS IN HISTORY @rouselaurenc
  5. 5. REBECCA BLACK "the digital literacy skills as identified by various twenty-first century consortiums include proficiencies such as basic, scientific, economic, technological, visual, information, and multicultural literacies and global awareness. These skills resonate with research across disciplines exploring the potential impact of technological advances, global connectedness, the economics of attention, and participatory culture on youth’s learning and literacy practices" (123). @rouselaurenc
  6. 6. REMIX CLASSROOMS TAKE “TEXT-CENTER APPROACHES, FOCUS ON ANALYSIS,” “PRACTICE CENTERED AND COMPOSER-CENTERED APPROACHES” (120) WHICH ULTIMATELY ALLOW STUDENTS TO MAKE CHOICES ABOUT HOW THEY BLEND THEIR MATERIALS. HOWELL ARGUES THAT REMIX CLASSROOMS “OFFERS STUDENTS LITERACY AND VALUE IN THE CLASS WORK, AS WELL AS CITIZENSHIP." -KATHERINE ANDERSON HOWELL @rouselaurenc
  7. 7. writing fan fiction Identify four or five key details or plot points. Keep under a word limit May prevent from being confused with extraneous details SELECT A PLAY Recasting them allows for students to use media characters that they are comfortable with Find characters within the MCU that can be mapped onto the play's characters RECAST THE PLAY @rouselaurenc Steve Rogers super soldier, fights for justice, kind, prideful, honorable, humble, bravery, devoted (to justice and what is right) Edward II a noble (untouchable in ways), prideful, devoted (to Gaveston), moody, fights for justice
  8. 8. writing fan fiction Can possibly help when reproducing the text to have a more familiar setting. Can solve problems of the plays, which could be an interesting twist RECAST THE SETTING Can include fanart retellings through comics, dramatic readings using characters, storyboards and other multimedia projects, as well as a journaling, a research paper, and other creative works WRITE THE STORY @rouselaurenc
  9. 9. CONCLUSION The act of transforming a Renaissance play into fan fiction will allow for students to access commonly inaccessible material. The act of rewriting the plays will give the students ownership over the material they are reading, which can change their views on the older material of the Renaissance that they feel they cannot connect to. Finally, fan fiction will allow for them to explore their creative sides and gain valuable online literacy skills. @rouselaurenc
  10. 10. THANK YOU HOW TO GET IN TOUCH TWITTER @rouselaurenc EMAIL lrouse3@depaul.edu WEBSITE https://depaul.digication.com/rouselaurenc

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